EU-China relations


published: 6.04.2023

MERICS China Essentials Brief: Von der Leyen and Macron in Beijing

In our new MERICS China Essentials Brief our top story focuses on the take-aways from EU Commission President von der Leyen and French President Macron’s trip to Beijing less than a week after von der Leyen’s historic speech on EU-China policy.

Additionally, our researchers also share their analyses of the following current China topics:

  • The trade value between China and Brazil in 2022
  • Alibaba splitting into six subsidiaries
  • China locking foreigners out of databases
  • China’s push back against US export controls
  • An interview with one of the world’s greatest China experts, India’s former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to both China and Germany, Vijay Gokhale
  • The “modern Kong Yijis”